W.C.Fields enters the Warmer Bros. Studio. Beans tries to drive in, but the guard throws him and his car against a tree. Charlie Chaplin drives in, followed by Oliver Hardy on foot - but we see that it's really Beans in disguise. Oliver Owl is directing a picture; Beans sneaks onto the stage. He's watching from a catwalk when someone knocks him off, into the middle of the scene. Beans is thrown off the set, right into the set of a Frankenstein movie. He accidentally brings the robotic monster... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Warner Bros, Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Cartoons, Hollywood
Taken from IMDB: Dr. Robert Cromwell performs a delicate operation, that has never been done before, and the patient dies. Charged with malpractice and manslaughter, his trial is national news but the jury acquits him. But the court of public opinion is still against him, and the medical board is meeting to decide whether or not to take his medical license away from him. Before they do, Cromwell, an amateur pilot, decides to join his friend, WWI Ace Donald Evans, on a flight to Alaska looking... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Adventure, Drama, Romance
An audition for a radio serial following the adventures of Jack Benny's valet, Rochester. Unfortunately, the series didn't get picked up, but these two auditions give us a sample of what might been. Stars Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Frank Nelson. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Private Life of Rochester Jones, Rochester
A classic 1950's television commercial for the Mary Hartline Doll, this commercial features Mary Hartline herself. The complete telecast can be found elsewhere on the Internet Archive. Mary Hartline was a popular television personality during the 1950's, with her friendly personality and sex appeal giving her appeal to many ages. She is best known for her work on "Super Circus", which is where this commercial came from, although she also hosted the extremely short lived program... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic Television, TV, 50's, 50s, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Toy, Toys,...
BROADCAST: December 1946 - October 1947. HOST: Barry Thomson as the host/librarian and Raymond Edward Johnson. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Roger Bower. 30-minute murder mystery stories adapted for radio by Stedman Coles or Wyllis Cooper from based on and featuring some of the stories from the Doubleday Crime Club books. Crime Club was broadcast by Mutual and produced and directed by Roger Bower. The post war stories were by various different authors and adapted for radio by among others Stedman Coles... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topic: old time radio, mystery, crime
I Love Adventure FIRST BROADCAST: April 25th 1948 LAST BROADCAST: July 18th 1948 CAST: Michael Raffetto, Tom Collins, Barton Yarborough, Russell Thorson, Lillian Buyeff, Earl Lee, Harry Lang, Janet Logan, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Rolfe Sedan, donal Morrison, Luis Van Rooten, Lal Chand Mehra, Alma Lawton, Barbara Jean Wong, Henry Blair, Betty Lou Gerson, Dix Davis, Peggy Webber, Lou Krugman, Frank Richards, Jeanne Bates, Everett Glass. ANNOUNCER: Dresser Dahlstead. MUSIC: Rex Koury on... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: old time radio, otr, adventure, mystery
Fairly standard "white heiress who was lost in the jungle as an infant, but turns out to be a goddess to local tribe of natives" adventure. The white goddess in this case is the highly decorative Julie London, she's found by Buster Crabbe, and maintains her power via her control of an ape(suit), Nabonga. There is a bit of a twist on the standard story - instead of needing to find her to secure her fortune, her father was the crook, and Crabbe is looking to return some of the loot that... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Buster Crabbe, white goddess, heiress, jungle, fantasy, ape suit, poverty row, producers releasing...
Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson (Robert Lowell) starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer (Mary Beth Hughes), Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama
Short, so-so old house mystery with James Dunn. Video quality on the DVD not the best. You've seen better, you've seen worse, but have you seen this old house mystery? favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: James Dunn, mystery, crime, old house
CRIME CLUB The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations. Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Crime Club, Mystery,...
Two friends take jobs as truck drivers, unaware that the trucking company is being targeted by a gang of saboteurs who will stop at nothing, including murder, to stop them. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Frankie Darro, Jackie Moran
An imprisoned mob boss controls his organization by means of a shortwave receiver in his cell and a bribed prison guard. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Charles Bickford, Ann Dvorak, Alan Baxter
The Shadow episodes have been "cleaned", background noise removed, as best as possible. Moreover, the volume has been normalized to -10 db which is best suited for the spoken word such as old time radio and audiobooks. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: the shadow, otr, old time radio
Old Time Radio's Greatest ShowsProduction 1-01 : October 2014 - Halloween SpecialRun Time : 3 HoursRemastered in High Quality 64kbps Mono to preserve the best presentation--------------------------------------------------Presenting the premiere edition of Old Time Radio's Greatest Shows podcast, three hours of the best radio shows ever broadcast!On this week's edition (October 2014 - Halloween Special), OTR's spookiest shows are highlighted in a special Halloween treat for the whole family.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR, The Life of Riley, Abbott and Costello, Suspense, Mercury Theater of the Air
AKA The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Crime
(14 Episodes) CANDY MATSON, Yukon 28209 * Starring: Natalie Masters * Announcer: Dudley Manlove Created by: Monty Masters * NBC-KGO San Francisco Sustaining Production * Natalie Masters was the star player of private eye Candy Matson, YUKON 2-8209, an NBC West Coast show which first aired in March 1949, and created by husband Monty Masters. Monty cast his wife, Natalie Parks, in the title role of this sassy, sexy PI. Her understated love interest, Lt. Ray Mallard, was played by Henry Leff while... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Comedy PI, OTR Detective (Woman), OTR Mystery, OTRadio NBC
Christmas episode of "The Mary Hartline show", a 15-minute kid show. In this local program from Chicago's WENR-TV Channel 7, Mary is assisted by musician Chet Roble. The show aired weekdays from 4-4:15 p.m. and apparently lasted only till summer of 1951. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, Mary Hartline, Kids, Chet Roble, Live TV, Kinescope, 1950's Television, WENR,...
Spade takes on the case of a woman who claims to receive threatening letters, which she can never find, and suddenly dies right in front of him. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Sam Spade, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Lon Clark starred as Nick Carter, Master Detective for 12 years (1943-55) over the Mutual Network. This set is vetted to eliminate the various errors in Carter sets on the Internet and is believed to contain all available episodes of Nick Carter. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews ) Topic: Nick Carter, Old Time Radio
CANDY MATSON, YUKON 2-8209 Candy Matson was the private eye star of Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209, an NBC West Coast show which first aired in March 1949 and was created by Monty Masters. He cast his wife, Natalie Parks, in the title role of this sassy, sexy PI. Her understated love interest, Lt. Ray Mallard, was played by Henry Leff while her assistant and best pal, aptly named Rembrandt Watson, was the voice of Jack Thomas. Every show opened with a ringing telephone and our lady PI answering... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Candy Matson, YUkon...
Brad Runyon (played by J. Scott Smart) travels from New York to California to unravel the mystery of the death of a kindly dentist. This is a spin off of the radio show of the same name where Smart also played the title role. Also features Rock Hudson and Julie London Film not in perfect shape. There are a few jumps, but the story is complete. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Detective, mystery, feature_film, Rock Hudson, Julie London, Old Time Radio
Mary Beth Hughes, about to be married to Hugh Beaumont, receives a visit from his previous wife, who was presumed dead. And then the woman is found murdered. The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Hugh Beaumont, Mary Beth Hughes, murder
An atmospheric little noir starring Charles Russell and Mary Beth Hughes. Fritz Leiber, Sr. (father of the famous author) has a cameo as a seer or psychic. "You're very pretty ... when those lips aren't moving." (Yes, it's noir. See the Wikipedia entry and this.) The IMDB entry is here. This print seems to be complete and may be of higher quality than the one already in the Archive. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: noir, Fritz Leiber, Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes
This, uh, documentary is a compilation of performances by strippers and comedians featuring Bettie Page and Tempest Storm. IMDb Page favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Stripper, Comedy, Burlesque, Variety
The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe. Althought this film was already on this site, those who didn't want to download 4... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews ) Topics: William Gargan, crime, drama, noir, murder, mystery, police, reporters, John Ireland, Charles...